So before I get too far into this blog thing, I need to address the swings. People are going to read this blog and come across a comment about sex swings and start wondering what is going on.
This is understood. We own a sex swing business. I thought it was important to address it right away because it is a very unusual business. I know some people will be put off our blog because this, but I am ok with that. This is our life, and this is just what we do.
So over the years, we have owned a lot of different small businesses. With each business we learn more about business, marketing, life and what we want from life. Before we got into the swing business, we owned a brand that was manufacturing baby products.
The business was good to us for a lot of years, but it was not a business we loved, but we learned a lot about pricing and marketing. After years of doing this, we signed a 5 year lease on a very expensive piece of equipment to sew webbing quicker. Only 1 month after signing the lease, someone offered to buy the brand from us. So lacking the passion for the baby business, we sold it.
This left us with a 5 year lease on some expensive webbing sewing machines and they were not generating any money. So we searched for items we could produce with our skill set, that had the margins and pricing point we were aiming for. We were also looking for a market where there was not a lot of competition and we could educate people about the products. This is when we discovered sex swings.
The swings met all of our goals.
Now the sex swing business is not as glamorous as some people may think. There are not naked people walking around the shop or anything like that. Our shop is basically a 3 car garage with 2 sewing machines and a couple packing tables. That is it. Everything is packaged in boring brown boxes.
Our average client is in the range of 45-55 year old couple that is looking for some adventure after their kids went off to college. There are a few that are things like wedding gifts or Valentines day gifts from young people.
So the swing business is really pretty vanilla.